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Amberley Primary School rated Good by Ofsted

Wednesday, March 7, 18 
Amberley Primary School rated Good by Ofsted
After a full inspection in January 2018, Ofsted have rated Amberley C.E. Primary School good in all categories and have commented that “The School’s work to promote pupil’s personal development and welfare is outstanding”
Over the past few years, Head Teacher Mr Jon Gilbert, the staff and governors have worked hard to address the recommendations made after the previous Ofsted inspection and the inspector commented that “The executive Head Teacher’s calm and ambitious vision to do the best for all of the pupils, is fully supported by governors and staff” and that “Leaders’ work to improve the school is effective “and “They have ensured that teaching is of a high standard and pupils now achieve well”.
The quality of teaching, learning, assessment and outcomes for pupils have improved significantly and this coupled with Amberley being “a welcoming, warm and inclusive school where pupils are happy, safe and settled” and where “staff are proud to work at the school”, makes the school an ideal environment for primary education.
In September 2017 Amberley School converted to a primary school, accepting Year 6 pupils for the first time.  The school currently has a class dedicated to Year 6 pupils and the small class sizes enable the children to thrive; the school has high expectations for its first set of Key Stage 2 results. Leaders and governors have a very accurate understanding of pupils’ achievement and work effectively together to support the school’s ongoing improvement.
As a small rural school, Amberley Primary School is delighted to be an integral part of the community in one of West Sussex’s most beautiful villages. Staff and governors are determined to continue to build on the progress they have made over the past two years to make the school outstanding in all areas and to ensure that each and every child is given the opportunity for the very best start in life.
Head Teacher, Jon Gilbert said,
“I am delighted that the dedication and professionalism of the staff and governors and the children’s hard work has been recognised by Ofsted.  The school has made significant progress over the past two years and we will continue to strive to deliver the very best learning experiences and opportunities for the children in our care.”
To find out more, please visit the school website at